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The use of force : military power and international politics

Author: Robert J Art; Kelly M Greenhill
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Eighth editionView all editions and formats
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This book brings together enduring, influential works on the role of military power in foreign policy and international politics. Now in its eighth edition, this fully updated reader has been  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Art; Kelly M Greenhill
ISBN: 9781442233041 1442233044 9781442233058 1442233052
OCLC Number: 904011928
Description: xiii, 459 pages ; 27 cm
Contents: Part 1. Strategic and Ethical Dimensions. --
How force is used. The fungibility of force / Robert J. Art ; Deterrence and compellence / Thomas C. Schelling ; The sources of military doctrine / Barry R. Posen ; Offense, defense, and cooperation under the security dilemma / Robert Jervis --
How force should be used. The just war tradition / Seyom Brown ; The proportionality principle in war / Laurie R. Blank --
Forms of coercion. Nuclear myths and political realities / Kenneth N. Waltz ; The lost logic of deterrence / Richard K. Betts ; Coercive diplomacy / Alexander L. George ; What terrorists want / Louise Richardson ; Forced migration as a coercive instrument / Kelly M. Greenhill --
Part 2. Case Studies. --
The great power era. The cult of the offensive in 1914 / Jack Snyder ; Hitler and the blitzkrieg strategy / John J. Mearsheimer ; Japan's fatal blunder / Sir George Sansom ; The decision to use the atomic bomb / Louis Morton --
The superpower era. The Cuban Missile Crisis / David A. Welch, James G. Blight, and Bruce J. Allyn ; Flexible response and the Vietnam War / John Lewis Gaddis --
The unipolar era. The U.S. and coercive diplomacy / Robert J. Art and Patrick M. Cronin ; The second Iraq War / Peter R. Mansoor ; The limits of counterinsurgency doctrine in Afghanistan / Karl W. Eikenberry --
Part 3. Contemporary Issues. --
The projection of U.S. military power. The strategy of restraint / Barry R. Posen ; The strategy of deep engagement / Stephen G. Brooks, G. John Ikenberry, and William C. Wohlforth ; Crisis instability in U.S.-China relations / Avery Goldstein ; Why drones work / Daniel M. Byman --
The utility of nuclear, biological, and cyber weapons. Nuclear weapons and conflict / Mark S. Bell and Nicholas L. Miller ; Pathogens as weapons / Gregory Koblentz ; The myth of cyberwar / Erik A. Gartzke --
Intervention in internal conflicts. Puttering with primacy / Richard K. Betts ; Humanitarian intervention comes of age / Jon Western and Joshua S. Goldstein ; Regime change and its consequences / Alexander B. Downes ; Ten ways to lose at counterinsurgency / Kelly M. Greenhill and Paul Staniland ; The critical barrier to civil war settlement / Barbara F. Walter --
Possible future develoments. The decline and demise of terrorist groups / Audrey Kurth Cronin ; A world without nuclear weapons? / Thomas C. Schelling ; Law, ethics, and autonomous weapon systems / Kenneth Anderson and Matthew C. Waxman.
Responsibility: edited by Robert J. Art and Kelly M. Greenhill.

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